Mauritania president receives Muslim World League secretary-general

Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz receives Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 17 December 2017
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Mauritania president receives Muslim World League secretary-general

JEDDAH: Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa at the presidential palace in Nouakchott.
The president praised the MWL’s efforts to support moderation. Al-Issa thanked him for his support of the league’s efforts in Mauritania, and his patronage of an international conference in Nouakchott on moderation in the Prophet’s life.
Al-Issa was also received by Mauritania’s prime minister, Parliament speaker, and ministers of interior and culture. They discussed the MWL’s work.
Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is organizing a conference in Thailand on interreligious dialogue in South and Southeast Asia, UAE news agency WAM and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
As many as 70 religious and civil society leaders, academics, policymakers and intellectuals from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia will take part in the Bangkok conference from Monday to Wednesday.
They will discuss means of fostering religious and cultural coexistence in the two regions, in order to promote better understanding and mutual respect among different peoples.
The conference is organized in collaboration with the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) with support from the Religions for Peace/Inter-religious Council of Thailand, Mahidol University and Fatoni University.
The EU and the OIC’s General Secretariat held their second senior officials’ meeting (SOM) at the OIC headquarters on Thursday, the SPA reported. 
Both sides discussed a wide range of regional and international issues of mutual interest, and agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation. 
The next round of the SOM will be held in Brussels in the first half of next year.


‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

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‘Masam’ project is Saudi Arabia’s new humanitarian gift

  • The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace
  • Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is about to launch its new humanitarian project “Masam” on Monday, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
This project has come out of the teachings of Islam, which calls for helping needy people, and for the preservation of human life, dignity and health. It promotes the humanitarian role of the Kingdom and its global mission in this field.
The Kingdom’s support for humanitarian causes around the world stems from its policy of cooperation between nations and peoples to promote world peace and preserve human achievements disregarding religion or race.
Saudi Arabia has duly earned the title of “Kingdom of Humanity” as the world’s biggest supporter of all forms of relief work, through its humanitarian initiatives, donations and assistance to countries distressed by wars or natural disasters.
On Tuesday, a delegation from KSRelief participated in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of the UN Economic and Social Council, which are held annually.